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Red Road Reviews

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 13, 2012
Despite some elemental flaws in logic and plausibility, this is a tense and potent film at times that hints at the sort of greatness that we can find to a greater degree in Ms. Arnold's other works, Wasp and Fish Tank.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
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Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
February 22, 2008
Three-fifths of a great film, this stylish, Glasgow-based, Danish-inspired stalker drama does not deliver on its promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 14, 2008
Sets a chilling downer mood that gets under your skin like few films ever do.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 8, 2008
Ancorado pelas performances complexas de Dickie e Curran, o filme traz a diretora estreante Andrea Arnold como uma revelação a ser observada com atenção nos próximos anos.
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 5, 2007
A brilliantly conceived thriller that keeps us guessing right up to the very end, Red Road intrigues but frustrates by its slow development and often incomprehensible Scottish dialogue
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
September 20, 2007
A strange sort of map of the city [is] spread across these fragmented cubes of visual information. And there's also the metaphorical map of the characters' lives, where they're coming from and where they're going.
July 9, 2007
I like that you're never sure where this road is going to lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
June 29, 2007
Like the Peeping Tom-paranoia of similar recent films Disturbia and Civic Duty, this finely crafted debut feature by Scottish writer/director Andrea Arnold packs a wallop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
June 29, 2007
Red Road is an atmospheric little thriller made up of equal parts paranoia, loneliness and anxiety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 28, 2007
The glacially paced film is tersely episodic, and scenes are thrown onto the screen like jagged bits of raw meat that have been torn from a bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
June 27, 2007
It's a jarring sensation, for a thriller not to be about the chase, or the mysterious force of evil lurking in the shadows, but about an intangible gulf dividing two people occupying the same room.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 22, 2007
Though it's paced as a thriller, the film ultimately emerges as a haunting exploration of how grief can weigh on us, and the depths to which it can drive us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 21, 2007
An impressive debut that is orchestrated with a deep, underlying tension that never lets us guess what will come.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
June 21, 2007
I couldn't get this film's quiet power out of my mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 16, 2007
A must for movie lovers who want to see how so much drama, mystery and emotion can be created from so little.
| Original Score: A-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 15, 2007
It should be noted that Red Road contains one extremely graphic sex scene. But like much else that transpires in Red Road, what is seen is not always what it looks like on the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 13, 2007
some may find the denouement a tad sentimental, but it is a long, dark and twisted journey that takes us there, scrutinising the shadier contours of human loss and guilt like a grainy face on a screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 30, 2007
Jackie's story extends beyond her control, no matter what she sees, thinks she sees, or tries to see.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 25, 2007
It's a wonderful debut, despite all the pain you may feel watching it.
| Original Score: A-
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
October 12, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 16, 2007
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